I'm writing a short tutorial here for anyone interested in seeing what a GW9300 Mudman looks like in pieces
I have to admit that some of this was not very well thought out... e.g taking pictures of the components on red cloth might not have been the best option, however I hope that just being able to see everything laid out might be of help someone.
I would also like to mention that inspiration for this article was taken from Racka's G9000 assembly tutorial.
I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE YOU CAUSE TO YOUR WATCH FROM FOLLOWING THESE STEPS. PLEASE TAKE CARE, ESPECIALLY WITH THE SPRINGS!
All of the parts
LCD front cover laid face down
LCD panel placed face down in LCD front cover. The mirror side on the back of the LCD panel can be seen
Clear plastic separator placed on top of LCD panel
EL panel placed face down (the other side is a light yellow colour)
LCD back cover is placed on top to keep everything in place
The conductive rubber strips are placed upright at the top and bottom of the LCD back cover. I understand these are very delicate
The tiny gold springs are placed (pointed side, up) on the bottom corners of the EL panel
The solar panel springs can be dropped in the two lower holes
The PCB can now be placed on top, taking extra care not to damage the antenna (top of PCB) or sensor on the side
The battery holder is now placed on top of everything. I missed a step here; the placing of the case springs into the top holes. There is also another spring in the middle, towards the bottom that I believe makes contact with the back case cover & enables the watch to make sound. I never actually removed it from the battery holder, hence why it wasn't shown in the first picture.
The module frame is clipped on & holds everything in place. This picture also shows the module placed into the watch case
Watch case, face up with negative display mod